Explore

Students from Liverpool Boys High School explore uni


Explore introduces students to a university campus and the opportunities available in higher education. For some students Explore is their first engagement with a university while for others, who come from feeder primary schools that partner with Compass, it will build on the Discover program (years 3 – 6). Please see the table below for a list of activities which Compass partner high school students may engage in during years 7 and 8.

Activity Name Year Group Broad Aims Description Outcomes

Numeracy Tutoring

Location: In schools

7 - 8

Increased knowledge, confidence & motivation in high school mathematics and exposure to University of Sydney students, staff &/or alumni

Links to KLAs/National Curriculum Skills and Capabilities:

- Role Models
- Numeracy capabilities
- Questioning and inquiry

As part of Compass' volunteer programs, University of Sydney students, staff and alumni are recruited and trained to deliver this remedial numeracy program in Compass partner high schools. Participating schools select students who work multiple times per week with a University of Sydney volunteer in order to improve their numeracy skills as well as their confidence and motivation.

Students:

- show improvement in their overall numerical knowledge (as recorded through the comparison of a pre- and post-test)
- motivation to complete school tasks is increased
- confidence around school work and completing mathematics tasks is increased
- explain why higher education can help them achieve their goals

Homework Club

Location: In schools

7 - 12

 

Increased knowledge, confidence & motivation in school work and exposure to University of Sydney students, staff &/or alumni

 

Links to KLAs/National Curriculum Skills and Capabilities:

- Role Models
- Literacy and Numeracy capabilities
- Information and communication technology
- Goal setting
- Questioning and inquiry
- Teamwork

As part of Compass' volunteer programs, University of Sydney students, staff and alumni are recruited and trained to work with school students after school in Compass' Homework Clubs. School students have the option of attending the Homework Club on a weekly basis to receive homework help from trained volunteers.

 

- show an increase in their confidence towards school work
- articulate increased knowledge around how to receive homework help (including use of yourtutuor site)
- explain why higher education can help them achieve their goals

Investig8 Uni

Location: On campus

8

Explore, experiment and encounter

Links to KLAs/National Curriculum Skills and Capabilities:

- Role Models
- Literacy and Numeracy capabilities
- Information and communication technology
- Goal setting
- Questioning and inquiry
- Teamwork

Year 8 students attend the University of Sydney to participate in hands-on workshops. Each student can choose from a range of elective workshops that best suits his/her strengths and interests.

Students:

- identify a link between interest, studying at a higher education level and career
- recognize that higher education is about options and choices
- articulate self-agency in choosing options"